Friday, February 22, 2013

Join in 2013 World Read Aloud Day on March 6.

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action 
to show the world that 
the right to read and write belongs to all people.

It’s time to join the Global Literacy Movement
Reached 65 countries and hundreds of thousands of participants on March 7, 2012
How far can we reach in 2013???

Hello Fellow Librarians,

As in years past, I am inviting you to participate with me in World Read

Aloud Day (  
On March 6th, we will celebrate World Read Aloud Day
by raising awareness about literacy around the world.
[Available on the activities page  is a packet of library printable resources,]
along with posters, certificates, bookmarks and sticker templates. 

It would be fun to share how we all participate in the day. 
I look forward to hearing from you!

Below is a letter from Pam Allyn, founding director of LitWorld and
World Read Aloud Day.


Elizabeth Fernandez
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Greenwich, CT.

A message from Pam Allyn of LitWorld to School Librarians:

Imagine a world where everyone can read.On March 6th 2013, 
we will celebrate World Read Aloud Day for the fourth time, 
in over 50 states and 60 countries.  World Read Aloud Day 
is about taking action to show the world that the right to
read and write belongs to all people. It is a day motivating 
children, teens, and adults worldwide to rejoice in the power
of words, just as librarians do each and every day. 
Celebrate in your libraries by reading aloud, 
giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to
"Read It Forward" on behalf of the 793 million people 

who cannot yet read.

As librarians, you guide your students into worlds of 

wonder and possibility.  Libraries are sanctuaries, 
where children can discover more than just books or 
technology resources-they find opportunities.  While
communities evolve and the landscape of information 

churns and shifts, you are the steady voice telling 
stories, igniting imaginations, making connections, 
and changing lives.  Your role is essential to spreading
the word and the message of World Read Aloud Day: 
that reading is a human right.

Join us as librarians from the most rural to the most 

urban parts of the world Read It Forward. 

Help us celebrate as a reading leader by engaging
your school and library program on March 6th. 

We will honor you on our social media and feature 
your pictures of your celebration in our WRAD album
on Facebook.

Make sure you visit World Read Aloud Day Activities to download 
printable resources like certificates, bookmarks and a reading tally, 
and plenty more to help celebrate the day!!
Further reading Now and Then WRAD 
                             Mr Schu Reads NOW and THEN

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Do you know the rights of a reader? The ten of them?

I love this visual and have it proudly displayed in my library.
It started with a book:
RIGHTS OF THE READER by Daniel Pennac, illustrated by Quentin Blake, 2007. "Humane, humorous and deeply felt, this is a unique book about reading."

About the authorDaniel Pennac is one of the most translated authors in France, with books including "Dog" and "Eye of the Wolf" appearing in more than thirty languages worldwide.Daniel Pennac is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay Chagrin d'├ęcole. After studying in Nice he became a teacher. Wikipedia

The Rights of a Reader was written after years of teaching in challenging schools!

About the illustratorQuentin Blake is one of the best known children's author/illustrators, illustrating books by Roald Dahl, John Yeoman and Michael Rosen.Quentin has moved a lot of his art into public spaces . Love it!Source: Walker Books -  Click on the link to the left to download the PDF version.

On the Walker Books site I also discovered  lists of books by THEME!.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Find book activities by title

Need an Activity for a Book?

Here's a list of books with activities by title.  (You can also find them listed by topic or listed by author.)

Their latest post is very tasty! 
Visit the link below:

3 Green Eggs and Ham Treats: Virtual Book Club for Kids

Melted white chocolate drizzled on two pretzel sticks and topped with an M&M